Lan Yang, the Edwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor of Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society.

No more than one-half of 1% of APS members are elected fellows.

Yang was nominated for her “seminal contributions to non-Hermitian photonics, optical sensing and nanophotonics.” She will receive her certificate at a ceremony during the annual meeting of the APS Division of Laser Science.


The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis promotes independent inquiry and education with an emphasis on scientific excellence, innovation and collaboration without boundaries. McKelvey Engineering has top-ranked research and graduate programs across departments, particularly in biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and computing, and has one of the most selective undergraduate programs in the country. With 140 full-time faculty, 1,387 undergraduate students, 1,448 graduate students and 21,000 living alumni, we are working to solve some of society’s greatest challenges; to prepare students to become leaders and innovate throughout their careers; and to be a catalyst of economic development for the St. Louis region and beyond.

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